Cecilie Nelson

young, pleasant & inviting, characters, sensual

Voice Description

Young, pleasant & inviting, characters, sensual; can also express regional dialects. I'm originally from Wisconsin, but also can do valley, British, East Coast, Hispanic (Mexican). My voice can reach high pitches and as low as some Alto; I also sing. View my resume for an idea of the professional presentations I've given live, and that will give you a sense of my "corporate" voice.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Rosie Perez type, latina, mexican, puerto rican, East Coast Man-hattan, Wiconsin/Minnesota, midwest (native), Asian, British, proper English, "street", black, white, the snobby, rich spoiled girl (think Hillary from Fresh Prince of Bel Aire), country, down south, shy, big, full, polished...

My Voice Experience

Unknown - Click here to ask Cecilie Nelson

My Training

Cecilie Danielle Nelson


Live Audience, Let’s Make A Deal w/ Wayne Brady, Los Angeles, CA, 3/18/10
TV Interview, “Local Woman Goes Public About Getting Healthy”, KFMB News-CBS, San Diego, 2/08
TV Interview, “Health Challenge”, KUSI News 9/51 San Diego, 1/08
TV Interview, American Heart Association’s National Start! Challenge 2008, one of six national participants; NBC 7/39 KNSD, San Diego, CA, 2008
TV Interview, American Heart Association’s National Start! Challenge 2008 CBS Early Show, New York, NY, 1/08
Live Audience Reaction in Chicago, The Apprentice-Live Season Finale, Spring 2004

Theater & Stage

Co-Presenter, “Women’s Initiatives: A Winning Strategy”, 22nd Annual LMA Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 3/08
Moderator, “Diversity and Law Firm Websites,” 7th Annual Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference, MCCA, New York, NY, 11/06
Winner – Best Overall, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Karaoke Contest for Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”, 2005
Panelist, "Raising Internal Awareness and Commitment," 4th Annual Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference, MCCA, New York, NY, 10/03
Winner – Free Trip to Las Vegas, Dance Off, Barefoot Bar & Grill, San Diego, CA, 1997
Cabaret, Supporting – Rufus King High School, Milwaukee, WI, 1989 – D: Ms. Juptka
Nuts, Understudy and Supporting – Rufus King High School, Milwaukee, WI, 1986 – D: David Mackinson
The Wiz, Supporting – Emmaus Lutheran Church & School, Milwaukee, WI, circa 1980
Helen Keller, Supporting – MLK Community Center, Milwaukee, WI, circa 1980


Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
• Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2006
• Master of Science - Integrated Marketing Communications, 2005

University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
• Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communications, 1996

Special Skills
Language: Spanish
Voice: Soprano
Dialects: Mexican, British, Valley, East Coast
Athletics: 5K and ½ Marathons

National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), 2008-Present

My Studio Equipment

Alesis M!Active 320 USB Monitors/speakers
Mic stand
P Sound Protector
Instrument Mic
MXL 990 Mic
Pro Tools 8.0.3 Software from digidesign (for PC desktop)
WD My Passport external hard drive

Additional Skills

Cecilie D. Nelson, MBA, MSIMC

Marketing Professional

Twelve years’ experience building brand image and generating revenue for media, professional services and non-profit industries. Expert in the strategy and execution of B-to-C and B-to-B initiatives, integrating:


Professional Experience

DLA Piper LLP (US), San Diego, CA
Marketing Manager 2007 – 2009
Oversaw marketing activities for the Southern California offices of merged global professional services firm in efforts to align the legacy firm’s brand equity with its post merger identity to extend relationships with existing and potential clients.
• Managed six-figure budgets. Translated national efforts into local events, advertising, sponsorships and media activities; directed hosted events such as client receptions during the 2008 U.S. Golf Open at Torrey Pines and the 2008 BIO International Convention.
• Established partners as experts through media outreach, generating articles and commentary in the markets’ leading news and business publications – collective print and online reach of over 1.5 million readers with minimal duplication.
• Earned the firm the “Preferred Vendor” designation by the majority of its Top 200 clients. Created persuasive pitches and presentations that contributed to the lawyers’ business development success.
• Served as brand steward and creative advisor. Wrote campaign platforms, edited content and served as liaison between the office and the creative team; developed communications and collateral (direct mail/brochures, signage and giveaway items) for the office at-large, as well as the Diversity, Pro Bono and Recruiting Committees.

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Chicago, IL 2001– 2007
Senior Marketing Specialist Promoted 2004 – 2007
Marcom Specialist 2001– 2004
Led multifaceted marketing efforts including advertising strategies and all new media which enhanced visibility of the brand and increased revenues.
• Spearheaded multi-million dollar national media buys on behalf of the Chief Marketing Officer. Advised on branding and sponsorship opportunities; negotiated rates; maintained ad schedules and creative production by external vendors and partner agencies; conducted focus groups to assess customer needs and interests; wrote copy for and guided layout and design of marketing collateral.
• Positioned the firm as the “go to” shop for legal services. Publicized first-to-market competitive advantages by implementing custom-tailored and innovative digital content and interactive features on the Website; supervised two direct reports, seven staff and vendors on Web design and content development.
• Art Director, 2008 Communication Arts Photo Annual Awards, Top Five out of 8,500 entries, Andy Goodwin – Photographer, portrait of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal client, Dominick Dunne, for the firm’s annual review.
• Established relationships with the Minority Corporate Council Association (MCCA), setting sponsorship agreements and terms resulting in higher than average speaker placement.

Sonnenschein, Senior Marketing Specialist cont’d.
• Tapped to lead development, execution and distribution of the Centennial documentary, partner memorial and tribute videos to leverage the firm’s rich history for the purpose of growing and extending relationships with clients. Wrote scripts and talking points for leadership; organized the efforts of videographers/photographers and staff in producing pieces for sales presentations, internal communications and TV broadcasts.

American Bar Association (membership organization), Chicago, IL
Marketing Lead 2000 – 2001
• Managed redesign and implementation of the ABAnetwork™ brand and logo, negotiating creative concepts and production schedules w/ design agency.
• Orchestrated planning for ABAnetwork presence at Annual Meeting 2000 in New York, overseeing the budget and logistics; worked with creative agency to develop marketing collateral; handled similar efforts for presence at ABA Mid-year Meeting 2001 in San Diego.

The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA
Online Marketing Specialist, 1997 – 2000
Implemented effective engagement strategies to ensure positive brand experience and subscriber enthusiasm for online entertainment and news.
• Boosted online traffic and print subscriptions with a $10,000 sweepstakes to promote launch of the new media endeavor; handled strategic planning and coordination of special projects/events; negotiated cross- and on-air promotions with key media affiliates such as local Clear Channel radio stations, advertising clients, local sports franchises and entertainment venues; interfaced with creative, sales and technology departments to respond to sales inquiries, devise loyalty programs and address any challenges.
• Managed outside vendors (graphic artists, copywriters, printers) and media partners on production of multi-media campaigns, collateral (media kits, bill stuffers, etc.) and advertising (print, TV, radio commercials); evaluated and approved creative throughout all phases of development.
• Authored weekly column for ComputerLink; wrote newsletters and press releases; developed creative copy for print, radio and television advertising; authored executive reports and proposals.

Academic Achievements and Language(s)

Graduate degrees pursued simultaneously while working full time.
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
• Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2006
• Master of Science - Integrated Marketing Communications, 2005

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
• BA, Speech Communications, 1996

Languages -- Spanish


• American Marketing Association, 2002 - Present
• National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), 2008 - Present
• The San Diego Foundation, Marcom Advisory Board, 2008 – Present

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